Hillhead_AirPollution_DemoAction Hillhead and Glasgow University Climate Action Society are calling on Glasgow City Council to take action on air quality in Glasgow.

Friends of the Earth Scotland estimates air pollution accounts for 3,500 early deaths in Scotland. With Byres Road/Dumbarton Road designated as one of Scotland Government’s pollution zone, we need Glasgow City Council to take action.

The petition calls for:

  • An up-to-date, revised Transport Strategy for the city which ensures that at the very least that air quality legal limits are met by April 2017 on Byres Road.
  • Establishment of Low Emission Zones in Glasgow as a matter of urgency.
  • Extension of electric car plug in points to include Byres Road • The introduction of specific measures to reduce traffic volumes on Byres Rd.
  • The introduction of pilot schemes in Glasgow to restrict traffic at school entrances for daily start and finish times

The local campaign group against the WH Malcolm planning proposal is also waiting to here about the outcome of a proposed petition to the Council about air pollution on South Street.

Sign the action on air quality petition now!

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PartickHA_Winterfest2015As part of their 40th anniversary celebrations Partick Housing Association will be hosting their first ever Winterfest, which will take place from 4pm to 7pm on Thursday 10th December at Mansfield Park

We’ll be along with our pedal powered smoothie machine so why not come along with the whole family and join in the fun. The event will include:

  • Switching on of the Winterfest lights to illuminate the trees
  • Live music
  • Arts and crafts
  • Lots of family fun activities

More info on the event Facebook page and the Partick Housing Association website

christmas fair 2015The Whiteinch Centre is getting all set for Christmas with their Annual Christmas Craft Fair which will take place at the Centre from 11am to 2pm on Saturday 12th December 2015. There will be lots of different activities including cards, presents, tombola, and a chance to say hello to Santa. It’s a great fun day for all the family so why not pop along and join in!

For more information and to reserve a table please contact The Whiteinch Centre on t: 0141 950 4434, e: reception@whiteinchcentre.org.uk or through their Facebook page.

You can download the flyer here Christmas Craft Fair 15

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NCN7_DykeRoadBridge_Diversion_Nov15-Mar16Due to construction works that are being undertaken by Scottish Water at the Dyke Road Bridge Underpass a section of the cycle route in the area will be closed from Monday 23 November 2015 until 4 March 2016.

A diversion will be in place via Sandholm Terrace, Drysdale Street, Spiershall Terrace through to Yoker Sports Centre.

At weekends when there are no construction activities it maybe possible to re open the cycleway although it may not be every weekend. If open at the weekend Scottish Water will try to open it Friday afternoon and close it again on Monday morning. Also there will be no work over the Christmas period and so the route will be fully open from 23rd Dec until the 4th January 2016.

Scottish Water is investing £10m in improvements to the waste water infrastructure in the Yoker area of Glasgow and part of Clydebank, which will help improve the water quality and natural environment of the River Clyde and tackle flooding issues. This includes a new sewer tunnel in Yoker, which is being installed using a special tunnel boring machine. These works are part of a £250 million 5 year improvement programme throughout Glasgow.


WhiteinchBC_Event_Header_28Nov15As part of the West Glasgow Pedallers We Go Pedal project and to celebrate Road Safety Week the Whiteinch Bike Club are hosting a pre-Xmas cycle-fest event from 11am to 1pm on Saturday 28 November at the blaes pitches in Palladium Place in Whiteinch at the back of St Paul’s Primary School.

UNFORTUNATELY THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO THE WEATHER. We will arrange another date probably in February or March next year.

There will be a range of activities on the day including:

  • Free Dr Bike checks – get you bike checked over for the winter!
  • Get back on your bike sessions – a session aimed at adults who may not have been on a bike for a while and are keen to cycle again
  • Cycle Skills course – a great way to practice your bike handling skills
  • Try-a-bike with Freewheel North – Freewheel North will be along with a wide range of bikes, trikes and tandems for people to try out!
  • Cycling and walking information point – lots of leaflets and advice on how to get cycling and walking more in your community and info about this years Road Safety Week
  • Cycling essentials for sale – you will be able to buy essential cycling accessories including pumps, puncture repair kits and helmets as well!
  • Bike donation point – you can donate any unwanted bikes to De’ils On Wheels

Check the poster out below for all the information. WhiteinchBC_Event_Poster_28Nov15

And LINKES will be holding a similar pre-Xmas cycle-fest event on Saturday 21 November!

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LINKES_CommunityCeildihLINKES are holding their annual Community Ceilidh at 7.30pm on Saturday 21 November at the Knightswood Congregational Church, 12 Dunterlie Avenue, Glasgow G13 3BA.

All are welcome and tickets cost £5 for adults and £10 for a family and are available from the LINKES office at 200 Lincoln Avenue.

There will be lots of music and dance and a live piper as well as haggis, neeps and tatties!

And if you are about earlier in the day why not pop along to the LINKES reused kids bike sale!

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CleanAirScotThe Scottish Government recently announced the publication of ‘Cleaner Air for Scotland – The Road to a Healthier Future’, a new national strategy aiming to achieve cleaner air quality for Scotland.

Scotland’s Minister for the Environment and Climate Change Aileen McLeod said, “In recent decades polluting outputs have been reduced – but despite these efforts, pockets of poorer air quality still remain in many of our towns and cities.

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Welcome to DRCET!! We deliver a wide range of environmental projects and services across the West of Glasgow and beyond.

We work to protect and enhance the local environment and to increase the wellbeing and resilience of local people and communities.

Read on to find out more about what we do and - get active, get involved and make a difference!

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Contact Details

Main Office
Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
Heart of Scotstoun Community Centre, 64 Balmoral Street, Glasgow G14 0BL
t: 0141 433 0427
e: getinvolved@

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Wed 11am-3pm, Thu 1pm-5pm
40 Kingsway Court, Scotstoun, Glasgow G14 9SU
m: 07515 879747
e: deilsonwheels@

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